Cork Con FC 1st XV 41 - 6 Dublin University
Venue: Templehill
Competition: All Ireland League Div 1
Match Report:

Cork Constitution won a well-merited bonus-point victory over Dublin University at Templehill on Saturday for their ninth win from thirteen matches in the AIL campaign.


They led with a 9th minute try by Gerry Hurley, who was put in from 40 metres by captain, Niall Kenneally. D.A.Moynihan converted for a perfect start. Ned Hodson added the second try on 20 minutes, after good three-quarter line handling for 12-0.


Jack McDermott kicked a penalty for Trinity on 27 minutes, but Constitution had a similar score from Moynihan on 32 minutes, to leave Constitution 15-3 at half time.


A second penalty by McDermott in the 49th minute gave the visitors some hope, but an unconverted try in the left corner by Rob Jermyn pushed Con’s advantage to 20-6 after 55 minutes. Graham Lawler saw yellow on 64 minutes, but Jermyn scored the fourth bonus point try in his absence on 71 minutes. Liam O’Connell converted, and he also kicked the extras to a penalty try awarded for a high tackle on Rob Jermyn in the 76th minute. Ger Sweeney closed out the victory with the sixth try in the 79th minute, converted by O’Connell.


The match was notable for the excellent refereeing of Joy Neville, who was never ruffled by the contestants.


Joy Neville

Con Players:

L.O’Connell; A.McHenry, N.Hodson, N.Kenneally, R.Jermyn; D.A.Moynihan, G.Hurley; B.Quinlan, V.O’Brien, G.Sweeney; C.Kindregan Capt., B.Hayes; J.McSwiney, R.O’Neill, L.Cahill. Replacements: M.Abbott (2), G.Duffy (16), G.Lawler (6), J.Higgins (9), M.Clune (10).

Con Scorers:

G.Hurley 1T; N.Hodson 1T; R.Jermyn 2T; G.Sweeney 1T; D.A.Moynihan 1PT 1P2C; L.O’Connell 2C

Dublin University Players:

J.Moriarty; E.Dixon, M.Courtney (Capt.), K.Dixon, S.Fromim; J.McDermott, A.Lloyd; J.Bollard, P.Finlay, M.Kelly; J.Burke, A.McDonald; R.Pim, S.Pim, D.St Leger.Replacements: W.Jennings; S.Byrne, T.Ryan (8), R.Osbourne (7), T.Whittle (9).

Dublin University Scorers:

G.Hurley 1T; N.Hodson 1T; R.Jermyn 2T; G.Sweeney 1T; D.A.Moynihan 1PT 1P2C; L.O’Connell 2C


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